CAN-AM EQUINE EXPO PROGRAM PAGE 14 Belinda Trussell Comes To This Year’s Can-Am Equine Expo! One of the Dressage World’s shining

stars, Belinda Trussell has represented Canada at the Olympic Games, the World Cup, The World Equestrian Games, the European Cham- pionships and the Pan American Games. Born in Sydney, Australia, Belinda spent

her childhood living in diverse places as In- donesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philip- pines and Atlanta, Georgia. In 1987, Belinda moved to Toronto, Canada where she com- peted in 3 North American Young Riders Championships.

In 1994, Belinda moved to Germany to

train with Christilot Boylen and Udo Lange. In the following years, Belinda trained numerous horses and riders to the FEI level. It was during this time her name became synonymous with excellence both in the schooling ring and the show ring. In 2002, Belinda acquired the 12 year old

Oldenburg, Royan. Within five months, she went to represent Canada at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. In 2003 and 2004 Belinda and Royan represented Canada

at the European Championships and the World Cup Final. Royan helped fulfill Belinda’s Olympic Dream as the pair were members of the Canadian Team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Following the Olympics,

Belinda acquired a dark bay Sashsen Gelding named Anton. Developing an instant connec- tion, the pair moved up through the levels winning ribbons, cham- pionships and accolades in North America. In 2010, Belinda and Anton made the Canadian Team and represented Canada at the World Equestrian Games in Ken- tucky, USA. Following Kentucky they continued their road to suc- cess representing Canada at the 2014 World Championships in Normandy France. Belinda won her first international medal the following year winning the Team Silver medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. She also set a Canadian record for the highest score ever achieved by a Canadian in the Grand Prix Special. Anton won the prestigious,

Horse of the Year award in 2016. In 2016, Belinda and Anton

were the top Canadian combina- tion competing in the Rio Olympic Games. Anton set Cana- dian records in both the Grand Prix and the Grand Special. Visit Belinda’s website: be-

Don’t Miss The Can-Am Evening

brings out the magic of horses in the Evening Extravaganza. Star- ring Bobby Kerr, with over 40 year’s experience as a celebrated horsemanship trainer and enter- tainer, he will be bringing along his very well-trained Mustangs, dogs and other props to charm the audience. During the 2016 season Bobby performed at several Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos, ending off his season as the headlining act during the 10- day National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The Ontario Xtreme Cow-

boys will showcase the sport that challenges both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of ob- stacles. The Canadian Cowgirls will also perform during the show, dazzling the audience with their musical performance of pre- cision riding with stunning cos- tumes and dangerous and daring manoeuvres. Along with exciting events such as Battle of the Breeds, trick riding and roping, this non-stop variety show offers a perfect way to unwind after a jam-packed day of shopping and attending Can-Am’s full slate of presentations and clinics. A dazzling display of equine

versatility, the Show brings into clear focus the power of horses to amaze and entertain. A purely en- tertaining experience, designed to introduce kids to the magic of the horse, this is a show you won’t want to miss! Special Guest Alisha New-

ton, who plays Georgie, on CBC’s Heartland will be co-host- ing the Evening Extravaganza on Saturday April 1!

Extravaganza The Can-Am Equine Expo

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